Pemberton brothers abort downtown SLO bowling alley amid new court battle

Faced with fresh allegations of hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid bills, a pair of controversial developers dropped their plans to build a bowling alley and entertainment venue in downtown San Luis Obispo. The brothers say, though, they plan to move forward with the project at a different site in the city. Read More …

$26 million conference center could be coming to Paso Robles

An approximately $26 million conference center could be coming soon to the grounds of the California Mid-State Fair.

The city of Paso Robles, the Paso Robles Event Center and Travel Paso, the city’s tourism marketing organization, are exploring the possibility of building a full-scale conference center, which would be the first of its kind in San Luis Obispo County. Read More …

Atascadero council approves downtown mixed use project

The Atascadero City Council unanimously approved a mixed used project last week that planners say will be a catalyst for development in the downtown area.

Known as the La Plaza project, the development consists of 42 homes and about 18,000 square feet of commercial space. The project is located on a 1.83-acre lot on El Camino Real in downtown Atascadero. Read More …

Nearly 1,000-home development proposed in Paso Robles

The city of Paso Robles is taking public input on a proposed 915-home development along the city’s southeastern edge.

Known as the Beechwood development, the project is located on an approximately 236-acre property between Meadowlark Road, Beechwood Drive and Creston Road. The city has already approved a specific plan for the area that envisions development at the site. Read More …

Arroyo Grande council votes down Popeyes restaurant

Following protest from neighbors, the Arroyo Grande City Council rejected a plan to open a Popeyes fast food restaurant on a vacant city-owned lot that is located near a residential neighborhood.

The project proposal called for the developer, Glendale firm ELA Foods Inc., to buy the 34,625 square foot property from the city, then build a 2,650 square foot Popeyes restaurant with a drive-thru. Read More …

Environmental groups allege developers planning 15,000 homes near Avila Beach

Environmental groups have uncovered an email that allegedly reveals a developer or developers’ plan to strike a deal with PG&E so they can build a 15,000-home community in Wild Cherry Canyon near Avila Beach and Diablo Canyon power plant.

If such a deal is in the works, it could violate the terms of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon closure agreement. The email also indicates one of the developers believes the current SLO County Board of Supervisors is supportive of the plan to build the new community. Read More …